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Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) GDIP

UK

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What will I learn?

If you are a non-law graduate or have an overseas law degree and want to pursue a career in law then this is the course for you. Commended by employers, you’ll lay the foundations of law knowledge necessary to move into legal professions such as a solicitor or barrister.

This course provides a rigorous and challenging learning experience for those with a non-law background to obtain a legal qualification for progression into the legal field.

You’ll develop your legal research, reasoning, and argument skills. You will acquire valued transferable skills in areas such as oral and written communication; group work; advocacy; interviewing and negotiation; critical thinking; and presentation skills. Not only will these skills help you in entering the law profession, they will also enhance your continuing development as you progress throughout your career.

Why study with us

Our alumni have achieved great successes, such as winning Law Teacher of the Year, receiving law scholarships from the Inns of Court in London, and more
You will be taught by professionally qualified and research active lecturers, with experience in practice as solicitors, barristers, judges and as senior managers in major organisations.
Our strong links with employers and research-informed teaching contributes to a cutting-edge learning experience.

Future Careers

Our law students are valued highly by employers due to their aptitude and skills profile. They have an impressive track record of gaining graduate level jobs or professional training contracts.

Some of our eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world, CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees.

Which department am I in?

School of Justice

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,250.00 (US$ 17,531) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Preston Campus

Preston Campus,

Preston,

Lancashire,

PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have bachelors Degree from reputable university with GPA 2.6/4 for 2:2 or GPA 3.2/4 for 2:1.

For international students

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience. IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent. TOEFL IBT: 91 (with minimum grades of 21 in each component).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
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About University of Central Lancashire

95.5 per cent of UCLan graduates enter employment or further study within six months of completing their course.

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